In some good news for engineering aspirants, the Delhi based Jamia Millia Islamia University has announced that it will start selecting students for its 4 years engineering programme based upon candidate’s JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) score. Until this year, the university conducted its own entrance test, JMI EEE (Jamia Millia Islamia Engineering Entrance Exam) to screens students for its B.Tech courses.
According to Jamia Millia Islamia VC Talat Ahmad, the university has already begun the process of approaching necessary authorities for being part of the group of institutes participating in JEE (Mains) exam. The procedure includes clearing certain formalities, post completion of which, Jamia will be able to admit engineering students through JEE exam from next academic year, hoped the VC.
Talking about the advantages of admitting students through the JEE route, Mr Ahmad shared that it will allow the university to tackle the challenges of conducting its own entrance exam and lower the chances of paper leaks. JEE screening will also grant Jamia engineering courses a wider recognition at national and international level.
Conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE); JEE Main 2016 is a national level entrance exam for students seeking admission to the undergraduate engineering and technological programmes offered by different governmental, private and funded institutions like NITs and IIITs. Engineering aspirants seeking admission to the IITs are required to clear JEE (Advanced).